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Pharmaceutical firm dumps polio virus into Belgium river

Rixensart - Staff working at a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) facility dumped more than 45 liters of concentrated live polio into the water at a Belgian treatment plant earlier this month.

Boy finds ancient Chinese sword in river

Shanghai - An ancient sword has accidentally been discovered by an 11-year-old boy playing in a river in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

Op-Ed: Go canoe & white-water rapids along the Tuolumne River of CA Special

San Francisco - Part of its outreach as an environmental advocacy non-profit, The Tuolumne River Trust provides opportunities for education and expedition along the river, which stretches for 149 miles-

Antibiotic resistant gene found in Chinese river

An antibiotic resistance gene has been detected in wastewater treatment plants in northern China, according to a new report. The discovery could trigger a rise in antimicrobial resistance and hence a health threat.

Photo Essay: Winter in Jilin, China Special

Jilin - In the northeast of China, Jilin City is divided by a river that is bordered by colorful buildings which look even more wintery in their first cover of snow.

Metro-North passenger train derails in NYC; 4 killed, 67 injured

New York - A Metro-North passenger train derailed just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning and reportedly several carriages plunged into the Hudson River. Four people have been killed and 67 have been injured, according to the most recent update.

13-year-old German girl and her Shetland pony rescued from swamp

Cloppenburg - The girl had taken her pony out on Sunday afternoon, but her parents became worried when she failed to return home on time. Local police went searching and found the girl trying to rescue her pony from a muddy swamp near a river.

Photo Essay: Li Shui, China Special

My first glimpse of China was at Li Shui, southwest of Shanghai, where I began teaching children at a private Chinese school.

Passengers jumped into Thames from London Duck Tours fire (video)

London - Thirty tourists were forced to jump off a burning London Duck Tour amphibious craft into the River Thames as it sank on Sunday. While cold and wet, nobody was severely hurt.

Photo Essay: Boating along the River Thames Special

Henley On Thames - Possibly one of the most picturesque and quaint parts of the River Thames is the stretch between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.

Second body found in Hudson River

New York - Authorities claim that the second body has been discovered and pulled from the Hudson River. They found the body near where a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man went missing after a boat crash near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

1,000 dead ducks found in Chinese river after pig clean up

Meishan - As the clean up of around 16,000 pig carcasses nears its end in southwest China's Sichuan province, now 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from the Nanhe River in Meishan City, Pengshan County.

Even a hike in January can provide a scenic view of Tennessee Special

Tennessee is ripe with beautiful lakes, streams, rivers and natural areas perfect for a weekend hike, with perhaps some of the best lying half way between Nashville and Knoxville.

New bride falls into river and drowns at wedding photo shoot

Montreal - She wanted to be photographed in her wedding dress one last time, but as the newlywed bride posed beside the Ouareau River in Quebec, she lost her footing on the slippery rocks and was swept away by the river current.

Chemicals from personal-care products in US rivers and lakes

The first major review of freshwater lakes, rivers and streams in Minnesota has found evidence of pollutants and chemicals which have originated from personal-care products.

Rabid beaver attacks boy scouts leader in New York river

Delaware - A rabid beaver attacked a 51 year old Scout leader in Eastern Pennsylvania on August 2nd. The beaver bit the man on the leg, buttocks, torso and hand.

Crack team of Chinese officers rush to rescue sex doll from river

Shandong - Police in Shandong China received a call reporting that a body was floating in one of the province's rivers on July 11. The Shandong police dispatched a team of their finest officers to recover the body that turned out to be an inflatable sex doll.

Man's car stolen while he saves drowning girl

Moscow - An act of heroism leads to a stolen car in Moscow. A man who witnessed a car crash jumped out of his car to save a drowning woman and, upon his return, found his car had been stolen.

158th Boat Race halted by protester in the Thames

Oxford and Cambridge were going neck and neck until suddenly the Cambridge boat stopped. They had spotted the head of a person swimming in the Thames right near Oxford's oars. The video of the incident is going viral on many news sites.

Bandera RiverFest splashes the Texas hill country Special

Bandera - Along the cypress-lined banks of the Medina River, the annual Bandera RiverFest held Saturday at City Park featured a wide range of family events including an anything-that-floats river parade, live music, BBQ cook-off, kayak races, and more.

Alberta tar sands mining tied to increased downstream carcinogens

Edmonton - New research shows increased levels of some carcinogenic chemicals associated with oil sands mining along Canada’s Athabasca River and discredits industry and government long-held claims of natural sources being responsible.

China's Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent' environmental problems

Shanghai - Environmental deterioration in the Three Gorges Dam region of China is forcing the government to acknowledge “urgent problems” which include landslides, seismic activity, relocations of citizens, and biodiversity loss.

Susquehanna River named most endangered in US due to fracking

Washington - Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has led to the naming of the Susquehanna River as America’s most endangered river in an annual report listing the top ten rivers in the country at environmental risk from factors such as coal, uranium and sewage.

Secret of Canada's Neon Green River revealed

Residents of Canada's Vancouver Island will be sleeping easier now that they know what led to the completely bizarre neon green discoloration of one of the major rivers flowing through the south part of the island.

339 people killed in Cambodia stampede

Earlier report on the Cambodian bridge stampede put the death toll at 25. But latest report from AFP now place the casualties at 339 in the annual water festival participated by millions of Cambodians.

Homeless man has clothes stolen while he rescues woman

London - While a homeless man was busy saving a woman from drowning in the Thames, someone stole the clothing and flask he had left in the bank of the river.

Foot race for Pasig River rehabilitation sets new world record

The fun run for the rehabilitation of Metro Manilas' heavily polluted river which organizers refer to as "10.10.10., A Run for Pasig River" , was joined by 116,086 participants, according to Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.

Manny Pacquiao leads 175,000 people on foot race to save river

Close to 175,000 people have joined Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos in a foot race around Metro Manila Sunday to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Pasig River.

Along the swollen River Murray: Floods, what floods? Special

Melbourne - Weeks after heavy rain, Australians are enjoying recreation, farming, and renewed habitat for virtually all wildlife along the nation's largest river. This -- after more than a decade of drought.

Puppy-throwing girl may have been caught

Bugojno - Police in Bosnia said that they have identified the girl who was filmed throwing six puppies into a river one by one. They have not released her age or name.
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Schwäbisch Hall: the town and the river on display.
Schwäbisch Hall: the town and the river on display.
Streams  creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
Streams, creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
A swampy area at Willows Farm
A swampy area at Willows Farm
The view into a valley from the side of Interstate I40 near Crossville  TN.
The view into a valley from the side of Interstate I40 near Crossville, TN.
The word swan is derived from Old English swan  akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedis...
The word swan is derived from Old English swan, akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedish svan, in turn derived from Indo-European root swen (to sound, to sing).
The glacial melt-off from Mount Cook becomes a river
The glacial melt-off from Mount Cook becomes a river
There are several streams and rivers that create mini waterfalls along some of the areas hiking trai...
There are several streams and rivers that create mini waterfalls along some of the areas hiking trails.
The bridge lights up at night
The bridge lights up at night
The view from a hiking trail looking towards Center hill Lake.
The view from a hiking trail looking towards Center hill Lake.
Looking down at the river.
Looking down at the river.
 Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement)  ca. 1862 ...
"Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement), ca. 1862", albumen silver print from glass negative. Musée Carnavalet, Paris. cat. no. 54
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Manatee s seen in Kings Bay
Manatee's seen in Kings Bay
Vartry River with its crystal clear waters flowing through Mount Usher Gardens in County Wicklow  Ei...
Vartry River with its crystal clear waters flowing through Mount Usher Gardens in County Wicklow, Eire
The river flows northeast
The river flows northeast
Streams  creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
Streams, creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
Sunset by the river
Sunset by the river
Huangpu river in Shanghai
Huangpu river in Shanghai
Jakub Hałun
A small waterfall is a central feature in the park
A small waterfall is a central feature in the park
Jilin s tallest bridge spans the river; you can see it flow toward the southeast
Jilin's tallest bridge spans the river; you can see it flow toward the southeast